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December 28, 2006
RE THE letter from the mom of a Temple student on security: It's a two-way street. Students buy just as much liquor, beer and drugs as the "locals. " They throw loud parties in residential neighborhoods, unrinate in public, etc. Temple police are on the scene before city cops and cover up what the suburban kids do. Yes, North Philly is bad, but you can get hit by a car anywhere. Violence is everywhere! All races commit crimes! You should have sent your kid somewhere in Pittsburgh.
NEWS
July 11, 1987
Although there's little likelihood that we'll get to cast a vote for him, something about the candidacy of Sonny Bono, who wants to become the mayor of Palm Springs, Calif., has a certain appeal. Mr. Bono, who rose to stardom as an entertainer with his former wife Cher, has also been truck driver, shoe salesman, restaurateur. Now he's turned his sights toward becoming the chief executive of the wealthy desert community. The message he's taking to the voters? "I've never been qualified for anything I've done.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 6 When a wealthy woman is found dead - and her husband barely alive - in the couple's Upper West Side brownstone, Kathryn (Maura Tierney, right) charges their teenage son with the crime, and he confesses.
NEWS
March 12, 1986
The first votes are in on the President's request for $100 million in aid to the contras. That the votes by House committees are along party lines is regrettable. The U.S.-sponsored war in Nicaragua is not a partisan issue; it is a matter of truth, justice and national priorities beyond party lines. Truth is no longer a criterion for the administration. In the midst of distortions and lies, there is one kernel of truth - that the Sandinista government is receiving support from the Soviet Union.
NEWS
March 8, 1999 | BY NICHOLAS P. CIPRIANO
Gov. Christine Whitman: I must commend you. Asking for Col. Carl Williams' resignation as head of the New Jersey State Police seemed to be a very politically correct move. The positive reaction from minority groups confirms that. Taking into consideration your political agenda, I would imagine that what you say and do regarding this matter can and will reflect your status within the minority groups. That is very important to you, is it not? But at any time, did you or anyone from your staff bother to confirm what Col. Williams said to be true?
NEWS
September 13, 1999 | BY MICHELE H. LACINA
How I long for the days of Harry Truman! What I wouldn't give to return to yesteryear, when our leaders and our government at least pretended they were following the Constitution. Now, the government is investigating itself - again. This time, in response to the horrific tragedy in Waco. I am a baby boomer. I was part of the generation that tuned in, turned on and generally got strung out. We saw it all - civil rights, Vietnam, poverty, Watergate, assassinations. Yet, even in those changing and tragic times, we thought right would prevail.
NEWS
June 20, 2014
WE DON'T suppose it's been a very good month if your name is Louise Bishop. The state representative has been near the center of two separate but equally disturbing scandals: The latest is an investigation by the Daily News into an undeveloped project in Overbrook that carries her name. The Lancaster Avenue Redevelopment Corp. was funded by state and city money - at least $2 million, some of which was arranged by Bishop - to revitalize a commercial corridor, reduce blight, build homes and create jobs, starting as far back as 2001.
SPORTS
March 13, 1995 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
If there is any journalistic justice, you had to keep turning pages to reach this story. Lots and lots of pages. Past the horse racing. Past the tire ads. All the way back to the classifieds. As in: Help wanted. Team will provide shoes, shirts, shorts, towels. If you can't make it, send someone who can. "This stinks," Sharone Wright grumbled in the aftermath of the 76ers' grim, 92-72 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday. "It's disgusting. Everybody's out there trying hard, but not hard enough.
NEWS
October 30, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
If "Truth" wants to elicit sympathy for the journalists it portrays, then it's honest to a fault. "Truth" tells the story behind the infamous "60 Minutes II" story on the National Guard service record of then-president George W. Bush, a 2004 piece that ran in the midst of his re-election campaign. The movie is drawn from the memoir of Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett), the CBS News producer assigned to assemble a team (including Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss) to ferret out the story in Texas.
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REAL_ESTATE
January 17, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Sales and price numbers for 2015 won't be in for a while yet, but I have deemed it appropriate to share prognostications about 2016. Oh, no, another survey - this time of 2,000 people with time on their hands, conducted by the real estate search engine Trulia. (This column won't be all survey, I promise - a New Year's resolution I mean to keep.) First, Trulia says, Americans still want to own homes, despite the miserable years that began, for the Philadelphia region, at least, in the third quarter of 2007.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | Solomon Jones, Columnist
LATE LAST WEEK, as darkness draped the streets of West Philadelphia, Edward Archer was caught on video walking up to a police cruiser, extending his arm, and pumping 13 bullets into the vehicle, hitting Officer Jesse Hartnett three times. The gravely wounded officer returned fire, hitting the fleeing suspect, and Archer was captured shortly thereafter. But it wasn't the shooting that shocked the city. Nor was it the irony of Archer shooting Hartnett with a police service weapon that had been stolen from an officer's home in 2013.
NEWS
January 13, 2016
By Peter J. Wallison We can all agree that the financial crisis was caused by a "mortgage meltdown" mostly among subprime and other risky mortgages. But what neither The Big Short nor its greed narrative tells us is why there were so many of these mortgages in the financial system to begin with. The answer: It was not Wall Street. In June 2008, just before the crisis, more than half of all U.S. mortgages - 31 million loans - were subprime or otherwise risky. Of these, 76 percent were on the books of government agencies, primarily the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)
NEWS
October 30, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
If "Truth" wants to elicit sympathy for the journalists it portrays, then it's honest to a fault. "Truth" tells the story behind the infamous "60 Minutes II" story on the National Guard service record of then-president George W. Bush, a 2004 piece that ran in the midst of his re-election campaign. The movie is drawn from the memoir of Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett), the CBS News producer assigned to assemble a team (including Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss) to ferret out the story in Texas.
NEWS
October 20, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
In the college tuition game, the sticker prices are usually fake, but the money students and families pay is real. It's also often borrowed, leading to debts that make it difficult for graduates to start a family, buy a home, or take a risk on a business or career. Because there are too many losers in this game, it's encouraging that one local college has stopped playing. By resetting its tuition from $32,620 to $18,500, dropping room and board charges from $13,400 to $11,500, and making its pricing more transparent, Rosemont College has taken a bold step that could help unravel the daunting tangle of college costs.
NEWS
October 7, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Monday called the legislature's planned vote this week on his budget - one that includes tax increases to boost education funding - "a once in a generation vote. " Legislators who vote Wednesday "don't want to be on the wrong side of history," Wolf told reporters during an invitation-only news conference at his residence. "We can't afford Republicans and Democrats - we need Pennsylvanians. We need people . . . who are looking beyond narrow partisanship. " The unusual campaign-style pitch was an opening salvo in a week that could reshape or define the impasse.
NEWS
September 29, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
To the adoring crowds who came out to catch a glimpse of him - and they numbered in the millions - Pope Francis was that smiling man in white robes: a sometimes fleeting image passing along the streets of Havana, on Constitution Avenue in Washington, through New York's Central Park, and up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. A symbol of joy and hope, his values can sometimes be expressed very simply, and they were. "Love is the expression of faith," read a banner bearing his image on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
NEWS
September 23, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writer rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
U H-OH. Looks like City Councilman David Oh, a Republican vying to keep his at-large seat, is in trouble with Philly's police and firefighters unions. Union leaders yesterday called on Oh to remove their names and logos from his campaign website, saying they had not endorsed him for the Nov. 3 election. John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, and Andrew Thomas, president of the Fire Fighters' & Paramedics Union Local 22, blasted Oh in a joint statement: "It has been brought to our attention that incumbent City Councilman David Oh continues to claim through his campaign website and literature that he is endorsed by Philadelphia's police and firefighter unions.
SPORTS
August 6, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Before the Phillies threw open the gates and granted him his requested release, freeing him to play for a contending team, Jimmy Rollins delivered a dose of reality to Ruben Amaro Jr. that in time Amaro probably tired of hearing. Over his 15 seasons with the Phillies, for all the times he coasted out of the batter's box or arrived late to the ballpark or just let his intrinsic swagger get the better of him, Rollins still came away with the highest respect for his second and third managers in the majors: Larry Bowa and Charlie Manuel.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
SINCE EVERY scandal must have a "gate" at the end, can we call this one Lipgate? It took long enough, and too many young people messed up their faces trying to get giant lips by sucking the air out of a shot glass, but People magazine now reports that the infamous mouth pillows of Kylie Jenner are the result of artificial enhancement. So, chalk up another star who owes her career to LPEDs: Lip Performance Enhancing Drugs. "I have temporary lip fillers. It's just an insecurity of mine, and it's what I wanted to do," Kylie says, in a clip from that icky faux-reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
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